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Tsipras: 'We demand the specific measures that will make the debt sustainable'

Tsipras: 'We demand the specific measures that will make the debt sustainable'

In a message to Greece's creditors via a newspaper interview published on Sunday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Greece demands and...

Tourism Min Kountoura: This is the Greece I love

Tourism Min Kountoura: This is the Greece I love

"The more one travels in Greece, the more there is to discover and experience," Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said in an interv...

EU Commission finds Greek 2010-2015 fiscal data "sound and reliable"

August 25, 2016

EU Commission finds Greek 2010-2015 fiscal data "sound and reliable"

EU Commissioner for Statistics Marianne Thyssen on Wednesday said, referring to the Greek Statistica...

BoG: Current account surplus of 1 bln euros in June

August 19, 2016

BoG: Current account surplus of 1 bln euros in June

In June 2016, the current account showed a surplus of 1.0 billion euros, up by 496 million euros yea...

Labour minister: 80 pct of pensioners will see no changes in September's pensions

August 18, 2016

Labour minister: 80 pct of pensioners will see no changes in September's pensions

The vast majority of pensioners will not see any changes to their pensions as of September, Labour M...

POLITICS

Unofficial Kotzias-Cavusoglu meeting held in Crete

29-08-2016 No comments

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu reaffirmed their intention to strengthen ties between the two countries, following a friendly and informal meeting at Crete's Elounda resort on Sunday. In joint statements after a three-hour meeting and dinner, both ministers said it had been a constructive opportunity to discuss ways to further deepen bilateral ties and enhance dialogue on the major problems in the region.

Parliament president warns against 'Fortress Europe' at Florina event

29-08-2016 No comments

Addressing a seminar on the refugee crisis held in Florina on Sunday, Parliament President Nikos Voutsis warned of the dangers of a "Fortress Europe" mentality in handling the issue.

Voutsis: Commission's letter over former ELSTAT chief 'raises major questions'

29-08-2016 No comments

A secret fear that the "central narrative" which permitted the harsh policies imposed on Greece might be even partially overturned was behind the European Commission's "excessive" and "beyond all bounds" support of former ELSTAT chief Andreas Georgiou, Parliament President Nikos Voutsis suggested in an interview with the ANA on Sunday. Voutsis was commenting on the Commission's letter to Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos concerning a court case currently underway against Georgiou for allegedly inflating Greece's deficit to justify the Greek bailout programmes.

President urges 'globalisation of humanism and democracy,' from Florina seminar on refugee crisis

29-08-2016 No comments

The only globalisation that had any real meaning in our times was not economic but a globalisation of humanism and democracy, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Sunday. Addressing a seminar on the refugee crisis held in Florina, he said this could be interpreted in two ways but also had dual lessons for Greeks regarding their response to the refugee problem.

ECONOMY

Greek stocks end lower on Friday

29-08-2016 No comments

Greek stocks remained largely unchanged in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, with turnover still at low levels. The composite index of the market recorded a marginal drop of 0.09 percent to end at 565.34 points, having risen to a 567.51 -point high in intraday trading.

State budget primary surplus at 3.550 mln euros in January-July

29-08-2016 No comments

According to the data available for the execution of the State Budget on a modified cash basis, the State Budget balance for the period of January - July of 2016 presented a deficit of 832 million Euros, against the target of 2016 Budget of deficit of 3.486 million Euros and the deficit of 840 million Euros for the same period of 2015.

Annual growth rate of total credit to domestic private sector at -1.6 pct

26-08-2016 No comments

In July 2016, the annual growth rate of total credit extended to the domestic private sector stood at -1.6% from -2.0% in the previous month. The monthly net flow of total credit to the domestic private sector was negative at 638 million euros, compared with a positive net flow of 479 million euros in the previous month.

Greek stocks end lower on Thursday

26-08-2016 No comments

Greek stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday following the same trend in European markets, with turnover still at low levels.

SOCIETY

Greece pre-registered 27,592 refugees and migrants, 46 pct of whom are children

24-08-2016 No comments

Greek authorities pre-registered 27,592 refugees and migrants for asylum in a period of two months, which the UN refugee agency’s director in Greece, Philippe Leclerc, described as a “world record”, during a press conference on Tuesday to present the results of the procedure in Athens.

Man accused of causing Aegina speedboat crash shifts blame to other captain

22-08-2016 No comments

The 77-year-old man accused of driving the speedboat that rammed into a parsing tourist boat in Aegina on Tuesday killing four and injuring 16 people, allegedly claimed in a written deposition on Friday that the culprit is the captain of the boat because he didn’t give him priority as marine rules require, considering he was on his right.

Shipping ministry to re-examine marine laws after Aegina speedboat crash

18-08-2016 No comments

People need to adopt a different mentality on marine and traffic security to avoid tragic incidents similar to the speedboat crash in Aegina, as well as strengthen existing rules, Shipping Minister Thodoris Dritsas told the Athens-Macedonian news agency on Wednesday.

76-year old accused of the tragedy in Aegina receives extension to testify on Friday

17-08-2016 No comments

The 76-year man accused of the naval tragedy in Aegina on Tuesday requested and received a 48-hour extension to testify on Friday.